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Gunmen Abduct Traditional Head In Ondo

By Adebayo Michael

Traditional Head of Iku Quarters, the Oniku of Iku in Ikare Akoko, Headquarters of Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State, High Chief Mukaila Bello, and three other indigenes of the town have been abducted by unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

Reports gathered say, the victims were waylaid and kidnapped on Thursday night along Ago Panu axis on the Owo-Ikare Highway while on their way to Ikare-Akoko from Akure, the State capital.

Those kidnapped along with the Traditional Head are, Yeye Gbafinro (also a Chief), a former House of Assembly candidate for the Akoko North-East constituency and APC chieftain, Adeniran Adeyemo, as well as a community leader, Bashiru Adekile.

The driver of the vehicle was reportedly machetted by the gunmen and is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Owo.

Meanwhile, the police command in the State was yet to react to the incident.


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